Unit Committees urged to support MMDAs develop

Shama, Feb 01, GNA – Authorities of the Shama District Assembly (SDA) have underscored the need for the area councils and unit committees to work to support the district assemblies to develop to serve the needs of the electorates.

Nana Frank Yeboah, an Assistant Director in charge of Administration of the SDA, said the assembly’s structures were not formed just for fun but to enable them pull resources to ensure that the assemblies worked to perfection and satisfy the desire of the electorates.

He gave the advice at the first in a series orientation of workshops held by the District Assembly, for members of the Area Councils at Shama.

Nana Yeboah and Mr Habib Mohammed, Planning Officer, took the members through the contents of the Model Standing Orders of the assemblies and urged them not to flout the powers vested in them else they would not have the Assembly’s support.

The Assistant Director urged them to use their stay among the communities to identify existing natural resources and potential revenue generation projects to be incorporated into the assembly’s data base and plan towards harnessing them to generate revenue.

Fishing is the main livelihood of the communities; however the district has quarry sites that could be tapped to raise revenue while mini markets are held often in the hinterlands.

Nana Yeboah however, said as much as the members would be encouraged to assist in the mobilization of revenue for a commission, this should be done in consultation with the Assembly, which has the sole right to collect revenue and taxes.

They should therefore guide against malfeasance in the discharge of their duties as they would be dealt with them when caught.

In that regard he entreated the members to let their slogan ‘working together, rising together ‘, be their objective and carry out their duties in honesty and transparency to avoid mistrust to win the confidence reposed in them by the assembly and electorates.

All the eight Area Councils in the district located at Aboadze, Shama, Abuesi, Shama Junction, Inchaban, Assorko-Assaman and Dunkwa Beposo and other communities have elected their executive members.


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